Speaking to Billboard, Franklin says, “I am extremely grateful that after all of these years I still have a chance to reach people with my music. I’m humbled by the historic moment.”
Franklin is at #1 on Top Gospel Albums with his new album Long Live Love. The new record’s lead single, “Love Theory,” leads the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Gospel Songs chart for a 19th week. It tops Gospel Airplay for an eighth week and Gospel Streaming Songs for a second week.
On Billboard’s Gospel Digital Song Sales, the new album’s newest “OK” is also at the highest position.